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PA issues trans-inclusive insurance rule

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PA issues trans-inclusive insurance rule

Paige Cooperstein    May 5, 2016

Insurance professionals are still awaiting a final rule on nondiscrimination protections, including for transgender people, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed in the fall for the...

Kathryn Knott sued for $5 million

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Kathryn Knott sued for $5 million

Jen Colletta    May 5, 2016

Kathryn Knott is facing another legal challenge stemming from her involvement in a 2014 gay bashing in Philadelphia.

Rapist of lesbian blasts judiciary

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Rapist of lesbian blasts judiciary

Tim Cwiek    May 5, 2016

In a legal pleading laced with insults against the judiciary, convicted rapist Jeffrey G. Marsalis reiterated his request for a new trial.

40 Years Ago in PGN: May 6-12, 2016

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40 Years Ago in PGN: May 6-12, 2016

Paige Cooperstein    May 5, 2016

Pa. ‘sodomy’ repeal to be introduced Adapted from reporting by Harry Langhorne  Democratic state Sen. Louis Hill announced his intention in April 1976 to repeal the so-called “sodomy law.” 

Out Penn freshman earns IBA scholarship

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Out Penn freshman earns IBA scholarship

Paige Cooperstein    May 5, 2016

After winning the 2016 LGBTQ Scholarship this month from the Independence Business Alliance and DVLF, Ben Blanco said it was especially gratifying to earn financial support from organizations that empower...

Formerly homeless LGBT youth share stories with City Council

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Formerly homeless LGBT youth share stories with City Council

Beth Boyle    May 5, 2016

Philadelphia City Councilmembers Helen Gym and Alan Domb held a hearing on ending youth homelessness in Philadelphia last Thursday. In front of more than 200 people, LGBT youth and their...

'Empire' star to headline Walk Against Hate

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'Empire' star to headline Walk Against Hate

Paige Cooperstein    May 5, 2016

Yazz the Greatest, an Overbrook-born rapper and star of the television hit “Empire,” will headline the sixth-annual Walk Against Hate next week.

Obituary: Tom Morea, former Spruce Street Singer, 68

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Obituary: Tom Morea, former Spruce Street Singer, 68

Paige Cooperstein    May 5, 2016

Tom Morea would've ranked the day his daughter married her wife as one of the happiest of his life.